Veterans' Affairs Commission - February 9, 2021 - Agenda
OFFICIAL MEETING NOTICE
VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMISSION
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 – 6:00 pm
Hosted Remotely via MS Teams
Call in (audio only)
VICTOR OLIVIERI, PRESIDENT
IKRAM MANSORI, VICE-PRESIDENT
STEPHEN MARTIN-PINTO, SECRETARY
WILLIAM BARNICKEL, MATTHEW BRAUER, DOUGLAS BULLARD, HANLEY CHAN,
DEBORAH DACUMOS, GEORGE ISHIKATA, JEFF MARSHALL, CHRISTOPHER MCDONALD, COURTNEY MILLER, MYLES TUCKER, RAYMOND WONG
CALL TO ORDER
Agenda items from Commissioners
Reading agenda ahead of meeting
New Liaison Meeting Template
Annual Retreat online
Vice President Mansori
Legislative Committee – Commissioner Tucker
Communications Committee – Commissioner Bullard
Events Committee – Commissioner Barnickel
Rules Committee – Commissioner Ishikata
Finance Committee – Commissioner Marshall
Ad hoc Committee – Commissioner Chan
District 1: Sup. Chan – Commissioner Ishikata
District 2: Sup. Stefani – Commissioner Miller
District 3: Sup. Peskin – Commissioner McDonald
District 4: Sup. Mar – Commissioner Wong
District 5: Sup. Preston – Commissioner Dacumos
District 6: Sup. Haney – Commissioner Mansori
District 7: Sup. Melgar – Commissioner Martin-Pinto
District 8: Sup. Mandelman – Commissioner Marshall
District 9: Sup. Ronen – Commissioner Chan
District 10: Sup. Walton* – Commissioner Tucker
District 11: Sup. Safai – Commissioner Bullard
APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES
January Regular Meeting Minutes
Annual Retreat [Action Item]
- Online (MS Teams and open to the public)
- Top three dates in term of availability
- Tuesday, February 16th, 6-7 pm *Limited (Tucker)
- Saturday, February 27th, 1-2 pm or 2-3 pm
- Saturday, February 27th, 6-7 pm or 7-8 pm
- Used to set priorities and work plans for 2021
Veterans Preference in BMR [Action Item]
Veteran-service Non-profit Audit [Action Item]
Veterans Center Relocation [Action Item]
Update from County Veterans Service Office (CVSO) [Information/Discussion]
- Data collected to perform comparative study
- Budget data
- $1.1M total funding
Sword to Plowshares Elevator [Action Item]
Appointment of California Attorney General [Action Item]
- Student loans relief for veterans (not currently enacted by federal government)
- Consumer protection (targeting of veterans for their benefits)
- Non-profit fraud (both sides - using veterans and targeting veterans).
New amendment to bylaws [Action Item]
- Commissioner duties
- Presidential powers update
Review of applications for vacancies to Veteran’s Affairs Commission [Action Item]
- Currently 3 vacancies
Social Media and City Email Accounts [Action Item]
Commissioners Martin-Pinto and Mansori
This is the opportunity for members of the Veterans Affairs Commission to share special thanks and congratulatory remarks for the good welfare taking place in the veterans community.
This is the opportunity for members of the public to directly address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission but not on the agenda. Members of the public may address the Commission for up to two minutes.
Each member of the public will be allotted the same number of minutes to speak, except that public speakers using translation assistance will be allowed to testify for twice the amount of the public testimony time limit. If simultaneous translation services are used, speakers will be governed by the public testimony time limit applied to speakers not requesting translation assistance. The President of the Commission may limit the total testimony to 30 minutes.
Members of the public who want a document placed on the overhead for display should clearly state such and subsequently remove the document when they want the screen to return to live coverage of the meeting.
HONORS REPORT AND MOMENT OF SILENCE
In memory of American service members in all wars and conflicts who made the ultimate sacrifice. We also remember the passing of homeless veterans, veterans who died while awaiting approval of benefits, and suicides within the veteran’s community and the Armed Services.
This document is Official Business of the Veterans Affairs Commission, City and County of San Francisco. It is part of the official Public Record of the City and County of San Francisco.
Public Records are covered under the State of California Brown Act, as well as the Sunshine Ordinance of the City and County of San Francisco. These acts ensure that deliberations of City Business are conducted “before the People,” and that City and County operations are open to the People’s review.
For information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code), or to report a violation of the ordinance, please contact the Administrator of the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force.
Veterans Affairs Commission Meetings:
General meetings of the SFVAC are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month, with the exception for the month of July, when there is no scheduled SF VAC meeting, and are held in Room 416 in City Hall.
Meeting confirmation, and specific announcement of general meetings are made via public posting of the Meeting Agenda as required by law, at least 72 hours prior to scheduled meetings. Agendas for SFVAC meetings (and archived meeting minutes) are available on the SFVAC Pages of the City of San Francisco website, and are also available for public view and inspection at the 5th Floor Government Information Center at the San Francisco Public Library, at 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. The documents librarian telephone number is (415) 554-4472.
City Hall of San Francisco is wheelchair accessible via all entrances. There is wheelchair accessible public parking nearby, including the underground garage at the north side of City Hall. The nearby BART/MUNI station (Civic Center) is wheelchair accessible as are nearby city bus lines and stops. For more public transit information services, call (415) 923-6142 or dial 311.
If you or a Veteran, you know is in
immediate danger to themselves or others,
please call 911 or visit your local emergency room.
The Veterans Crisis Line is also available by
texting 838255 or by going to their website
and chatting with a mental health professional.
Text MYLIFE to 741741